On Monday, August 7, 2023, the Disciplinary District VI of the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee publicly censured attorney Tiffany M. Johns for failure to furnish the court with the necessary original decree for an entry while representing a client in a divorce case.

The case is entitled “In the Matter of Tiffany M. Johns,” with case no. 71685-6-ES.

The charges cited Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 and 1.4.

According to the filing, Ms. Johns had been retained by a client for representation in an uncontested divorce case. Despite being provided with the accurate address of the estranged spouse in June 2022, Ms. Johns did not forward a draft marital dissolution agreement to the spouse until November 2022. Following the execution of the marital dissolution agreement, Ms. Johns appeared in court for the final decree hearing in April 2023; however, she failed to furnish the court with the necessary original decree for entry. Consequently, the final divorce decree was not recorded until June 2023. Moreover, Ms. Johns neglected to respond to her client’s inquiries for information.

Ms. Johns is found to have violated the Rules of Professional Conduct through the aforementioned acts.

The Disposition states:

“By the aforementioned acts, Tiffany M. Johns is in violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct 1.3 (diligence), and 1.4 (communication) and is hereby Publicly Censured for these violations.”

According to avvo.com, Tiffany M. Johns is a divorce and separation attorney practicing in Franklin, Tennessee. She was admitted to the bar in Tennessee in 2009.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.